Hello Biocharians or should I say fellow inhabitants of this wonderful planet ? Yes it is true Biochar Industries is now taking on more projects so bookmark this website and keep looking for updates. www.biocharproject.org or www.biocharindustries.com here is a progress report on project Adam retort.
Paul looking at foundations for the Adam retort that are half done down at BiocharIndustries Kunghur education centre
This project started out as a Bush mechanics exemplar project from one of Biochar Industries team members but has quickly become a many hands make light work type of a project.
Foundations cemented but to our horor where not good enough
For more information on the fantastic learning system we have here at Biochar Industries please look at this web site http://www.kalgrove.com/adultlearning/ also if you have a project or a scientific trial you would like to get started please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see what we can do.
Enjoy the photos and the captions of Biochar Industries Project – Adam Retort Biochar Kiln.
Looking from North to south
Stay Tuned more photos to come
- Foundations cemented but to our horor where not good enough
- The Mess
- From the Back
- Pre Planning formwork stage Dolph and Paul at Biocharindustries
- From the side
- 2 perps Charmaster Dolph and Paul Phd Taylor Biochar Industries Kunghur
- Another look
- Here the foundations have been dug for the Biochar Industries Adam Retort Kiln
- Close up of the Foundations of the adam retort at Biochar Industries Kunghur
- Paul looking at foundations for the Adam retort that are half done down at BiocharIndustries Kunghur education centre
- Gardens at Biochar Industries Kunghur
- Almas Gate Gardens at Biochar Industries kunghur
- 5 blocks to go or so Adam retort Biochar Project Biochar Industries
- Front of the adam retort Biochar industries kunghur
- Looking in and Arty Adam retort Biochar Industries Kunghur
- I so want to paint this
- Getting there Adam retort from the North
- Nearly Finito : ) Biochar Industries adam retort project
- Combo or Brick and Block wok Adam Retort Biochar Industries Kunghur
- Looking at the base plate foundations on the adam retort Biochar Industries Kunghur
- Brickwork rear to front Adam retort Biochar Industries Kunghur
- Brickwork at the rear of the Adam retort Biochar Industries Kunghur
The adam retort biochar making kiln was selected for its abillity to make charcoal out of all kinds of wood sizes. Here at Biochar Industries we are going to put it through its paces and write a full report so other biocharians can learn critical information to help them select the right technology for thier needs. We are also making the charcoal available for purchase.
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your pictorials looks interesting and economical, could you send me a detailed plan and specifications of your adam-retort kiln. thanks and more power
Just sent you an email with the ecconomics of this project.
I’m really keen to build one of these kilns for making charcoal from the coppice of sustainably managed woodlands here in the UK. Would it be possible to send me the costings and any info on where to get hold of the plans ?
Many thanks, Graham.
Sure Graham Ill send you an email.
We are located in Honduras and would like to build a retort biochar kin, can you please email me.
finca buenos aires
Sending you an email right now. Hello to Honduras from Australia.
as a part of our project in guardians stop global warming foundation in the philippines, i am interested in building a retort kiln for charring biomass waste to make biomass briquettes…can you send me details on how can i build one base on your design?…
thanks a lot,
I am a coffee grower in India and am already making Bio char using traditional techniques, which are quite inefficient and not environment friendly. I am looking for this kind of a retort design to improve our biochar quality and efficiency and also be environment friendly. I will be very interested to implement your Adam Retort design at my coffee plantations. Can you please email me the design and process to implement this project.
Greetings from Brenham Texas USA:
Any suggestions for converting an old BarBQ pit to a kiln? It is brick,
6.5 ft by 4 ft by 2.5 ft tall. The pit will hold 32 cu yds of mass. Before learning about biochar I used it to burn yard trash. Can,t do that now. We are under a burn ban because of the drouth Don,t want to set the county on fire nor make the sheriff unhappy. Thanks for your work and time.
Howdy Partner : ) (Always wanted to say that : )
Ok going to make a post especially for you please
look at http://www.biocharproject.org/news or
Charmaster Dolph Cooke
Greetings mate. (Always wanted to say that.)
Thanks for the prompt reply. Enjoyed the post. I have ordered
Dr Taylors book. Looking forward to receiving it. It’s hot,DRY,and windy here. Texas in the summer time.
Hello, I’m from Ukraine. I make charcoal for inefficient plants that pollute the environment. Tell me, please, how I can get the drawings and description of your perfect retort. Regards, Andrew.
Sorry,in previous message, the wrong email address.
Hello, I’m from Ukraine. I produce charcoal for inefficient plants that pollute the environment. Tell me how I can get the drawings and description of your amazing retort. Regards, Andrew.
Greetings from Brenham Texas: Still hot and dry in Texas. We need a small storm. Thought I would talk about my introduction to biochat. I planted a garden in hopes of raising some food. I’m a 80 yr. old retired teacher. Well to make a short story long very little of what I planted came up. twelve corn plants out of 50 planted. The ground was dry and the wind was 30 mph .Plants are stunted in high winds. So I started a search on how to increase the fertility of my sandy hill. Found the BBC’s program “The Secret of Eldardo”. I knew about the dark soil of the Amazon. Came across biochar and read all that I could find. Making biochar in my back yard is out of the question for now because of the burn ban in the county. Most counties in Texas are under a burn ban because of the dry conditions across the state. Read about Cowboy charcoal made in Kentucky so I purchased two bags. I made some compost tea and dumped the charcoal in. I let it soak for a week (not long enough but) It soaked up most of the tea. I then mixed the 8.8 lbs of charcoal with 40 lbs of compost. The lumps were too large so this morning I started crushing the mixture. Put the biochar on a plastic bag on the garage floor and using the end of a 3 ft 2×4 started making little bits out of large bits. Slow but I don,t have anything else to do. It is making some good looking stuff. Put some in some newly potted plants. That,s all for now.
Talked to the boss and she said that we can do the pictures. That means that we have the know how. Send the e-mail address and we will go from there.
Planted some Ivy in a bed and put a half cup of biochar in each hole. Interested to see the results.
Thats fantastic news. : ) I have sent you an email.
Greetings from Brenham Texas;
It’s still hot and dry and the burn ban continues. I found a web site that showed using Cowboy brand charcoal to make biochar. The process was exactly as mine. Even to using a 2×4 to crush lumps. There is noting new under the sun. Google ” daves garden 1669″ and you will find the article. I did not receive your e-mail .
This is very exciting and i would love to build on of these kilns, could i please get the plans as i would really like to build one of these. Also why use two different types of bricks on this kiln
Hello Rory, Check your email I have sent you a message regarding your Comment. Charmaster Dolph Cooke
I too am interested in building a kiln just like this. Please advice on how I can get the design and instructions. I wonder if this is also useful in making charcoal for fuel from agriculture waste. I know biochar is used for soil improvement as well, however i am interested with fuel charcoal. Thanks. I will really apprecaiate your help.
Hello Neema, I have sent you an email. Lets keep in touch.
I’ve been battling weeds (privot and lantana) down here on the south coast using goat and man power. We have cleared over 2 acres of the rotten stuff and now have some resources that need to be recycled. I still have 25 acres to go. I don’t like to mulch or chip it because of the seeds. I’ve been experimenting with a tlud 44gal barrel system but find the preparing and loading of the system very time consuming. Any chance you could send me a design plan for the adam retort.
Hey Mike got some photos of your tlud and farm mate send them up and Ill post a project for you. Also sending you an email about plans and stuff.
I live in the Philippines and I am looking for a project where I can use heat from making charcoal for drying copra. Is it possible for you to send detailed plans for “Adam retort”?
I will send you the contact of someone who can help
Have been reading all day about biochar. Moving on to a small acreage in central Iowa and would love to show the local farmers, its doesnt have to be all chemicals, all the time. If you could please send me a copy of the plans and keep up the good work…..
I am impressed with your low cost and environment friendly option to make Charcoal. Please can you provide copy of the design and guideline document to build it.
Does this design work to make larger klin?
I will send you the contact of someone who can help with your biochar request
Hello, my name is Tyrone. I found this information extremely useful and informative. I was wondering if someone could contact in regards to setting up my own Adam retort kiln. Any help received would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
Just passed your info on to someone who can help.
They will contact you shortly
Admiring your retort kiln with awe and have been doing a fair bit of research. I am from Maine and to my knowledge there aren’t any farms producing Biochar. I was hoping you might be able to pass on design plans or some info that can point me in the right direction. Thank you for your time and being stewards of the environment.
Check your email Daniel I have sent you info
I’m William from Indonesia. can i get this adam retort design?
i dont really understand looking @ the picture. any blueprint of it?
I’m really keen to build an Adam retort kilns for making charcoal from the sustainably managed woodlands here in Uganda.Please send me some plans and designs of the ICPS ?
I am from Malaysia and I am convinced that an Adam’s Retort Kiln you showed is the way to go for Biochar. I am currently using a small TLUD so the process is very slow. I would appreciate if you could help me with your design plans so I can build an Adam’s Retort in my small farm. Your pictures are the most detailed I have seen posted and I have enjoyed this site very much.
Thanks for sharing these photos and details of building your kiln. We have a small farm in North Florida that’s planted mostly in pines. We also have a relationship with a local school that uses the farm as part of its sustainability curriculum. We’d like to build a retort like yours to recycle our waste pine and to improve our fields (and the school’s gardens). Please send plans for the retort.
I am looking forward to build Adam Retort Biochar Kiln in my place in the Philippines. Can you please send me the simplified detailed of the kiln on how to construct. You may e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I truly appreciate for your assistance.
Thank you very much.
I am from Slovakia. Nobody here ever heard about biochar so I like to do some adv to this great thing. I´d like to build Adam retort kiln for making biochar from the woodlands and green waste around my city, along with composting site. As I know it should be the first farm producing biochar in Central Europe. Would it be possible to send me the costings and any info on where to get hold of the plans ? Could you please advice on how I can get the design and instructions? Or could I contact someone in regards to setting up my own kiln?
I am very impressed with the adam-retort design and have many old kiln bricks laying around our biodynamic farm. Are the plans available somewhere for the Adam Retort and could you send them if you have them or send a link?
I am looking forward to build Adam Retort Biochar Kiln in my place in the Thailand. Can you please send me the simplified detailed and diagram of the kiln on how to construct.
My name is Xuan, come from Vietnam. I would like to make biocharcoal from agricultural wastes but traditional techniques in our country are quite inefficient and not environment friendly. So I am very interesting with your informations about Adam Retort kiln design. Could you please email me the design and process to implement this project
Thank you so much
Hi, I am looking to build a carbonization unit to burn coconut shells in India and then use the charcoal to produce activated carbon. Will Adam Retort design work for this? Where and how I can obtain more design, cost, efficiency details? Is any one build Adam Retrot for charring coconut shells? Is this different from closed pit charring?
Appreciate your response.
I’m from Suriname and I am interested in building a Adam Retort. Please advice on how I can get the design and instructions. Is this also useful in making charcoal for fuel? I will really apprecaiate your help.
I’m very interested in constructing a Adams-Retort kiln in Liberia, West Africa where I reside. I would highly appreciate were you to send me the diagram and construction instructions as soon as possible.
I am interested in making this type of kiln for making charcoal from invasive alien tree species in South Africa. Would you send me the info required to get plans and costs for making and running your kiln.
great charmaster,good morning.
I want to construct.the so called ADAM RETROT,kiln to produce biochar from
agrowaste,viz;dry leafs,small dry branches,dood chips ,husks,straw etc.
after construction,i will conduct demostration,to creat awareess in farmers,and
ask them to follow.let they learn how to get wealth from waste.
awaiting to get deatails for construction of kilm.
ur advice/suggestions are always welcome Sir.
We are located in Iran and I am interested to build Adam-Retort for production of Charcoal may you send me detail Information and desigining Plan to construct it??
May I Know that Can we Put softwood Like Fruit Wood(Lemon, Orange) as input wood in the adam retort and produce softwood charcoal? do you have any exprience of softwood charcoal that can help me? plz explain me
sir,im from remote area and we are in need a way to convert our agricultural waste to char.i appreciate much your retort.can you share to us how to build this adam retort.(building plan).this will definitely help our community and get rid of the burning of waste that causes pollution.thanks.
We have got some biomass from our farm in northern Brazil. so far we have been using the traditional kilns. I would like to try your concept in order reduce the pollution caused by this process. I would be very glad if you could send me your design description. Thanks alot!
Sure Flavio I am always happy to help out a fellow biochar person. As you know I have a lot of designs for biochar units which are all free on the internet. Which one did you have in mind ?
I will send you an email.
Hello, We are about to build an Adam retort on our farm in Virginia. Are there more detailed plans somewhere that we can access? Materials lists? Thank you!
I have seen on the internet somewhere the plans for it but I do not have them
Charmaster Dolph Cooke
IMHO it is not worth worrying about as I had one and it never worked and the people behind it could not care less.
I work at a wildlife centre and was hoping to build an adam retort kiln here in MAlawi for the benefit of our surrounding communities. Could you please let me know how I could obtain some detailed plans for construction?
Chris and Adam,
I can understand costs for the workshop and consultation.
However, with appropriate technology designed for the poor and to help the earth, why are open source 3D plans not made available. Licensed? Franchise? Confused.
Any link to a 3D (sketchup, etc) or instructional manual. I am in Nicaragua, and can’t make it to the Northeast workshop.
Chris adams does not have any affiliation with this website. We are in agreement with your comments why try and take money off the poor ?. I do have a sketchup somewhere someone once sent to me. I also have lots of videos from when I made one here so drop me a line if you would like those.
Charmaster Dolph Cooke
Hello, I am doing volunteer work in Rural Philippines assisting them with forestry. They are making charcoal using the traditional pit mound. It is terribly wasteful and polluting. They have no money to buy plans. I am willing to supply the materials and help them to build such a retort kiln.
Any assistance will be much appreciated.
Im yonathan from Indonesia. I’m interested of making Adam retort as part of the Green project here. Can you send me the sketch and design please?
Hello. I am interested in building an adam retort but I can’t find any instructions. Can you assist me? I am the chair of a non profit and we teach people how to grow organic food and want to add this to repertoire to restore our sandy soils.
Iam Husni from East Java Indonesia.
kiln what should I do to make charcoal ?? if it is not effective retort adam….
May I ask your help for detailed plans on how to built adam retort for making biochar. Biochar mainly will be used degraded areas to improve.
Thanks in advance for your help.
We are into charcoal trading business. We would like to manufacture on our own. Please I need the diagram and details.
I’m really keen to build one of these kilns for making charcoal from the coconut shells here in El Salvador. Would it be possible if you could sen me the materials needed and the plans for construction?
Many thanks, Steven.
I live in Uganda, environmental degradation due to charcoal burning is a big problem in my country. Kindly can I have this design and help build an Adam Retort Kiln for my rural community. Thanks
Hallo i’m benito from suriname. I would like to build a adam retort for making biochar and charcoal . How can i get the plans and instructions.
Small farm off on a drought prone area of Vancouver Island, looking to build an adams retort. was hoping you might still be checking this site and be able to send me your plans used so we can get one up and running.
Hello. I am assistant professor in the Universidad de Oriente Cuba. I am interested in building an adam retort but I can’t find any instructions. Can you help me?